- Kayad, Rajpura Dariba, Sindesar Khurd and Zawar mines of Hindustan Zinc received the award for their efforts and initiatives in sustainable mining
Udaipur, 3rd March 2023: On 75th Anniversary of Khanij Divas, Hindustan Zinc’s four mines – Zawar Group of Mines, Rajpur Dariba Mine, Kayad Mine and Sindesar Khurd Mine received the prestigious 5 Star Rating Mines award by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India. Mr Pralhad Joshi Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, awarded Hindustan Zinc at the 17th National Conclave on Mines and Minerals at the National Fire Centre, Nagpur.
Hindustan Zinc’s four mines received the award for their efforts and initiatives in sustainable mining. Hindustan Zinc has been continuously taking initiatives to achieve the goal of Net Zero by 2050. For its sustainability mission, the company has developed a roadmap that includes more than $1 billion in investments over the next five years to convert diesel-operated vehicles to battery operated vehicles.
On this occasion, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO, of Hindustan Zinc said, “With the prestigious 5 Star Rating, Hindustan Zinc is honoured to be recognized as a leader in sustainable mining by the Ministry of Mines and the Government of India. Our commitment to safe, smart, sustainable mining operations is ingrained in our culture which also keep us an integral part of the nation’s development. We continue to make progress on different environmental and energy conservation initiatives in line with our country’s goal of net zero by 2070″. Hindustan Zinc is a pioneer in the sector, continually deploying transformational and sustainable technologies in pursuit of sustainable mining.”
About Hindustan Zinc Limited
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.
Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award.
The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.